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ENSIFERUM To Record New Album In The Fall

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have spent the summer of 2014 on tour in Europe, and will also perform in Japan this winter. In the midst of bringing its melodic folk-infused attack to stages worldwide, the band has been crafting songs for its sixth studio album (their Metal Blade debut), and the writing process is nearing ...

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THE CROWN: New Video Footage From The Studio

Reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN are contining work on their new album for a late 2014 release. A new video clip from the studio, featuring Johan Lindstrand laying down the vocals to a new track called "Death Is Not Dead" can be seen below. THE CROWN last year announced the addition of guitarist Robin ...

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EVOCATION: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Video footage of the new lineup of Swedish death metallers EVOCATION rehearsing for upcoming festival appearances can be seen below. EVOCATION is in pre-production for its fifth studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media Records. EVOCATION recently announced the addition of drummer Conny Pettersson (ANATA) to the group's ranks. ...

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Triumph and Power - GRAND MAGUS

Swedish trad metallers GRAND MAGUS have enjoyed a respectable global following as a subtler Scandinavian answer to MANOWAR. As would be expected by their seventh album, "Triumph and Power", there's no letting up with these guys. Consider this one 2014's best album to read the latest issue of "Red Sonja" by. The first three songs, ...

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CANDLEMASS Performs Entire 'Ancient Dreams' Album At ROADBURN (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS' April 11 performance at the Roadburn festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be seen below. CANDLEMASS celebrated the 25th anniversary of its third album, "Ancient Dreams", with special live concert on December 28, 2013 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. The LP, which was originally issued in 1988, has long ...

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EVOCATION: Video Footage From Pre-Production Sessions For Next Album

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION are in pre-production for their fifth studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media Records. Video footage from the pre-production sessions can be seen below. EVOCATION recently announced the addition of drummer Conny Pettersson (ANATA) to the group's ranks. Commented Conny: "I'm proud to be the ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Speaks To SOUNDWAVE TV (Video)

Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of Soundwave TV conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Interviewed On Australia's HOT FM (Audio)

Hot FM CQ breakfast announcer Paul "Browny" Brown conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Speaks To SPOTLIGHT REPORT (Video)

Spotlight Report conducted an interview with Ville Valo, lead singer of Finnish "love" metallers HIM, during this year's Soundwave festiva in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on ...

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CANDLEMASS: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Helsinki Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS' January 17 performance at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. CANDLEMASS celebrated the 25th anniversary of its third album, "Ancient Dreams", with special live concert on December 28, 2013 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. The LP, which was originally issued in 1988, has long been hailed as ...

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EVOCATION Recruits ANATA Drummer

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have announced the addition of drummer Conny Pettersson (ANATA) to the group's ranks. Comments Conny: "I'm proud to be the new drummer of EVOCATION and I have much respect for Janne and Vesa and the work they have done this far. Now I'm looking forward to face the challenges we have ...

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STAM1NA: 'Panzerfaust' Video Released

"Panzerfaust", the new Jouni Kallio-directed video from Lemi, Finland-based metallers STAM1NA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth album, "SLK", which will be released on February 7 via Sakara Records. The CD was produced by Janne Saksa (AMORAL, TURISAS, MYGRAIN, MOKOMA) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, ...

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SHRAPNEL STORM: 'Detracked' Video Released

"Detracked", the new video from Finnish old-school death metallers SHRAPNEL STORM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's most recent release, "We Come In Peace..." The clip was shot in an old industrial hall in Nokia, Finland and was produced and edited by SHRAPNEL STORM bassist Petri Saarenmaa. "We Come In ...

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CANDLEMASS: More Footage Of Stockholm Concert

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS celebrated the 25th anniversary of their third album, "Ancient Dreams", with special live concert on December 28 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. The LP, which was originally issued in 1988, has long been hailed as a classic and was performed in its entirety by CANDLEMASS, which was last year voted ...

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BARREN EARTH Announces New Singer

Finnish progressive death metallers BARREN EARTH have announced the addition of Faroese native Jón Aldará as the band's new lead vocalist. The group, which features in its ranks KREATOR guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö, has been busy fine-tuning and demoing songs for its third full-length album, with plans to start recording during the spring. "As a fan ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Speaks To Italy's YouRock.TV (Video)

On October 15, YouRock.TV conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM in Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 ...

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MÅNEGARM: 'Sons Of War' Video Released

"Sons Of War", the new video from the Swedish "Viking metal" act MÅNEGARM, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Legions Of The North", which was released on June 28 via Napalm Records. Commented guitarist Markus Andé: "'Legions Of The North' is an album full of hard-hitting melodies and ear-catching ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: First Taste Of Forthcoming Album

The official lyric video for "The Divided", a brand new song from THE MAN-EATING TREE — the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — can be seen below. The track comes off THE MAN-EATING TREE's forthcoming third album, which is due in 2014. Says ...

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